Synonyms of oblique
1 indirectDictionary • It was an oblique reference to his time in prison.
indirect • The goods went by a rather indirect route.
roundabout • a roundabout route
backhanded • In a backhanded way, he raises yet another objection.
evasive • He was evasive about the circumstances of their first meeting.
elliptical • elliptical references to matters best not discussed in public
circuitous • They were taken on a circuitous route home.
2 slanting • The mountain ridge runs at an oblique angle to the coastline.
slanting • those slanting cheekbones
sloping • the gently sloping beach
diagonal • a pattern of diagonal lines
at an angle
cater-cornered (US, informal)
3 sidelongDictionary • She gave him an oblique glance.
sidelong • She gave him a quick sidelong glance.
sideways • Alfred shot him a sideways glance.
covert • They have been supplying covert military aid to the rebels.
indirect • His remarks amounted to an indirect appeal for aid.
furtive • a furtive glance over her shoulder
surreptitious • They had several surreptitious conversations.
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• In a backhanded way, he raises yet another objection.
• They were taken on a circuitous route home.
covertCovert activities or situations are secret or hidden.
• They have been supplying covert military aid to the rebels.
Thesaurus for oblique from the Collins English Thesaurus